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Health Policymaking in the United States, Fifth Edition
by:Beaufort B. Longest, Jr.
Beaufort B. Longest, Jr. holds a Ph.D. and FACHE and currently serves as the M. Allen Pond Professor of Health Policy & Management and director of the Health Policy Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. He has is a veteran writers as well, authoring or coauthoring ten books and twenty-eight chapters in other books. Longest puts this experience and...
Beaufort B. Longest, Jr. holds a Ph.D. and FACHE and currently serves as the M. Allen Pond Professor of Health Policy & Management and director of the Health Policy Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. He has is a veteran writers as well, authoring or coauthoring ten books and twenty-eight chapters in other books. Longest puts this experience and expertise back to work in his textbook entitled Health Policymaking in the United States, Fifth Edition, ISBN 9781567933543. This comprehensive resource provides students with in-depth coverage of health and health policy as well as explores the impact that policy makes on health determinants. A concise framework of the political arena is presented in this text followed by an exploration of the four components of the policy-making process which include agenda-setting, development of legislation, policy implementation, and policy modification. The organizational style of Beaufort B. Longest, Jr. is unique in Health Policymaking in the United States, Fifth Edition with the inclusion of eight chapters but an expansive offering of 30 appendices. The book begins with a helpful list of 'Acronyms and Abbreviations' followed by useful 'Websites. Chapter 1 then delves into an introduction of 'Health and Health Policy' followed by chapter 2 discussing 'The Context and Process of Health Policymaking.' Chapter 3 offers coverage of 'Policy Formulation: Agenda Setting' with chapter 4 conversely discussing 'Policy Formulation: Development of Legislation.' The facets of 'Policy Implementation: Rulemaking' is the topic of choice in chapter 5 with 'Policy Implementation: Operation' explored in chapter 6. Chapter 7 examines the topic of 'Policy Modification' followed by the final chapter, 'Developing Competence in the Policymaking Process' in chapter 8. The exhaustive appendices include various policy-specific issues and topics including that of Medicare and Medicaid, EPA laws, the federal budget process, OSHA, and FDA actions.
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